Natasha Deen

deennatashabwNatasha Deen’s family moved from Guyana, South America to Calgary, Alberta, which she found terribly exciting—until she met her first minus-forty-degree winter day, at which point she began to question the sanity of the grown-ups around her. She studied psychology at university, and once she learned of the physiological and psychological benefits of writing and story, her career was set. Natasha writes for children, teens, and adults, and her recent books include Lark Holds the Key, Sleight of Hand, (CCBC Best Picks for Kids and Teens, starred selection), and Guardian (CCBC Best Pick for Kids and Teens, Moonbeam Award winner, Sunburst Award nominee). Visit her at

Photo credit: Curtis Comeau